Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Christian Yelich, Tylor Megill, Luke Voit (5/12)
Greetings, friends. We’re back for another baseball season. More importantly, we have a fun new series this year.
Welcome to the Daily Opener.
Every morning, I’ll be with you to recap the previous day of baseball and talk about what stood out to me. We’ll find fun stats. We’ll lament some injuries. We’ll take a peek at the day ahead. And we’ll have a few laughs.
Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.
- STL: Miles Mikolas allows one run in blowout vs. O’s
- CHC: Willson Contreras stays hot with homer, three runs
- SD: Luke Voit homers twice but Padres lose to Cubs
- PHI: Rhys Hoskins homers for third straight game
- ARZ: Alek Thomas belts first major league home run
- MIA: Joey Wendle leaves game with hamstring tightness
- MLW: Christian Yelich hits third career cycle in loss
- All three are against the Reds!
- NYY: Gleyber Torres homers, plates five to lead Yankees
- DET: Javier Baez getting day off Thursday vs. Athletics
- SD: Abrams hits two homers in first Triple-A contest
- STL: Jordan Hicks scratched from start Thursday vs. O’s
- STL: Steven Matz starting Thursday against Orioles
What a fun stat https://t.co/ytIepXL6rL
— mike Maher. (@mikeMaher) May 11, 2022
Studs and Duds
Here are some of the best and worst performances from yesterday.
- Shane McClanahan – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 11 K
- Zach Logue – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K
- Sandy Alcantara – 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K
- Miles Mikolas – 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K
- Shohei Ohtani – 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K
- Christian Yelich – 4-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, cycle
- Luke Voit – 3-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R
- Whit Merrifield – 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB
- Colin Moran – 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R
- Hunter Renfroe – 2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Orlando Arcia – 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Josh VanMeter – 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
- Brendan Donovan – 2-2, 2 RBI, 3 R
- Tyler Stephenson – 3-5, 4 RBI, 2 R
- Gleyber Torres – 2-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R
- Tylor Megill – 1.1 IP, 8 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 K in loss to Nationals
- Spenser Watkins – 3.2 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K in loss to Cardinals
- Chad Kuhl – 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 8 K in loss to Giants
- Nick Martinez – 4 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K
- Jose Berrios – 5.1 IP, 5 Er, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K in loss to Yankees
- Mark Melancon – .2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 1 BB
- Evan Longoria – 0-for-5 with 3 K
- Welcome back!
0-for-4 with 3 K Club
From the News Desk
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- Robinson Cano close to signing major league deal with the Padres
- Steven Matz to start today, Jordan Hicks scratched
- James McCann out of Thursday’s lineup
- Stephen Strasburg tosses couple of innings in simulated game Wednesday
- Zack Wheeler to return to rotation Thursday night
- Jake McGee placed on the 15-day IL due to lower back tightness
- Joey Wendle homers then exits early Wednesday afternoon
- Ronald Acuna sitting out Wednesday’s game due to groin soreness
Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:
Hunter Renfroe (x2)
Luke Voit (x2)
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:
Arm Barn Report
Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:
Today’s Starting Lineup
- No national games today, and the ESPN+ game is a gross Reds vs. Pirates matchup and an equally gross Connor Overton vs. JT Brubaker pitching matchup.
- Overall, it’s a small slate with a bunch of early games today.
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Mike Maher is an editor and content manager at FantasyPros and BettingPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive, follow him on Twitter @MikeMaher, and visit his Philadelphia Eagles blog, The Birds Blitz.